Keeping *.tar.gz files?

David A. Cobb
Thu Dec 28 14:39:00 GMT 2000

This is probably a silly question, SETUP leaves the
files when it's finished.  I always install from the Internet.  Is there
any benefit from keeping all those archives?  I (think I) know that
SETUP looks in /etc/setup/installed.db or some such to tell what is
installed.  Even if the archives are gone, it should see that there is
no reason to update packages that haven't changed.

David A. Cobb, Software Engineer, Public Access Advocate.  Public Key
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